"This book is definitely not just for the aspiring graphic designer; it’s a manual for all those creatives needing a little inspired encouragement." (Wallpaper)
"On one hand it’s a rollicking retrospective from a respected name in the world of graphic design, on the other it’s a reminder worth heeding about the sources of creativity and role of the designer to question, improve and probe. It’s a failsafe first-person account that validates, vindicates and inspires the little-represented idea of success – and being nice while you do it." (Monocle Magazine)
"A beautifully designed object featuring examples of significant pieces of work from Burrill’s career as well as ephemera from his life and new, text-based works alongside his writing." (Creative Review)
"An intimate and uplifting reflection of what it is to be a designer ... book-cum-manual for creative thinking and doing." (Grafik)
Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is known for his persuasive, up-beat style of communication. Words and language are an important part of Burrill’s output and he has developed a distinctive voice that is sought after not only by collectors of his posters and prints but also by clients including Google, Hermés, the British Council, London Underground and the Design Museum. Burrill is perhaps best known for his typographic, text-based compositions, including the now-famous ‘Work Hard & Be Nice to People’, which has become a mantra for the design community and beyond.
Burrill was born in Littleborough, Lancashire. After studying Graphic Design at Leeds Polytechnic he completed an MA in Graphic Design at the Royal College of Art, London. He now lives and works on the Isle of Oxney, Kent.